getProcedures() - Listing Stored Procedures

This section describes how to get a list of stored procedures in the database server.

If you want to get a list of stored procedures through the JDBC interface, you can use the getProcedures() method on the DatabaseMetaData object as shown in the program program below:

 * Copyright (c) All Rights Reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class MySqlCallGetProcedures {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      com.mysql.cj.jdbc.MysqlDataSource ds
        = new com.mysql.cj.jdbc.MysqlDataSource();
      con = ds.getConnection();
      DatabaseMetaData meta = con.getMetaData();

// Listing all stored procedures
      ResultSet res = meta.getProcedures(null, null, "%");
      System.out.println("Stored procedures:");
      while ( {
          "   "+res.getString("PROCEDURE_CAT")
          + ", "+res.getString("PROCEDURE_SCHEM")
          + ", "+res.getString("PROCEDURE_NAME"));

// Listing all tables
      res = meta.getTables(null, null, "%", null);
      System.out.println("Stored tables:");
      while ( {
          "   "+res.getString("TABLE_CAT")
          + ", "+res.getString("TABLE_SCHEM")
          + ", "+res.getString("TABLE_NAME"));

    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());

Here is the output with MySQL Connector/J 8.0.19 driver:

herong> java -cp mysql-connector-java.jar \

Stored procedures:
  HerongDB, null, C2F
  HerongDB, null, HeadTail
  HerongDB, null, HelloWorld
  HerongDB, null, Info
  HerongDB, null, ReverseProcedure
  sys, null, create_synonym_db
  sys, null, diagnostics
  sys, null, execute_prepared_stmt
  sys, null, extract_schema_from_file_name
  sys, null, extract_table_from_file_name
Stored tables:
  HerongDB, null, profile
  information_schema, null, CHARACTER_SETS
  information_schema, null, CHECK_CONSTRAINTS
  information_schema, null, COLLATIONS
  information_schema, null, COLUMN_PRIVILEGES
  information_schema, null, COLUMN_STATISTICS
  information_schema, null, COLUMNS
  information_schema, null, ENGINES

Note that the same program with MySQL Connector/J 5.1.36 driver running JDK 8 gives me a shorter list.

herong> java -cp .;mysql-connector-java-5.1.36-bin.jar \

Stored procedures:
   herongdb, null, C2F
   herongdb, null, HeadTail
   herongdb, null, HelloWorld
   herongdb, null, Info
   herongdb, null, ReverseProcedure
Stored tables:
   HerongDB, null, profile

Note that the same program with MySQL Connector/J 5.0.7 driver gave me the following empty output. This could be a bug in the driver.

herong> java -cp .;mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar \

Stored procedures:
Stored tables:
   HerongDB, null, profile

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 Overview of CallableStatement Objects

 "CREATE PROCEDURE" - Creating a Simple Procedure

 Creating Procedures with IN and OUT Parameters

 Creating Procedures with INOUT Parameters

 Creating Procedures with Multiple Queries

 Creating CallableStatement Objects with prepareCall()

 Capturing ResultSet with executeQuery()

 Creating CallableStatement Objects with Parameters

 Common Errors with CallableStatement Parameters

 Creating CallableStatement Objects with INOUT Parameters

 Retrieving Multiple ResultSet Objects

 Executing Stored Procedures without Permission

getProcedures() - Listing Stored Procedures

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials


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